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The Editor (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Mystery | 18 October 2014 (USA)
A film editor gets embroiled in a string of murders.
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Josephine Jardin
Adam Brooks ...
Rey Ciso
Matthew Kennedy ...
Peter Porfiry
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Cal Konitz
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Dr. Casini
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Father Clarke
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Police Chief O'Connor
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Bella
Kevin Anderson ...
Francesco Mancini
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Claudio
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Veronica
Dan Bern ...
Umberto Fantori
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Margarit Porfiry (as Sheila E. Campbell)
Brent Neale ...
Giancarlo
Jasmine Mae ...
Jasmine Rain
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Rey Ciso was once the greatest editor the world had ever seen. Since a horrific accident left him with four wooden fingers on his right hand, he's had to resort to cutting pulp films and trash pictures. When the lead actors from the film he's been editing turn up murdered at the studio, Rey is fingered as the number one suspect. The bodies continue to pile up in this absurdist giallo-thriller as Rey struggles to prove his innocence and learn the sinister truth lurking behind the scenes.

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CAD 130,000 (estimated)
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The scenes featuring Rey Ciso (Adam Brooks) and Josephine Jardin's (Paz de la Huerta) apartment were filmed in an apartment above an active funeral home and crematorium, in Northern Ontario. See more »

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References Don't Look Now (1973) See more »

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Written by Trevor Tuminski and Norman Orenstein (SOCAN) Performed by Trevor Tuminski and Norman Orenstein
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One giant giallo in-joke - which wore thin for me
7 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

This only makes sense if you are a fan of Italian "giallo" movies (Argento, Fulci, Bava etc.) If you have watched a lot of these then you will immediately feel familiar with the visual style, the soundtrack, the acting, the bad dialogue overdubs, the often wooden acting. Production-wise, this is a faithful recreation of the originals, and generally competently executed.

The problem is that it somewhat stops there. It wants to be both a homage and a prohibited-by-IMDb-term-for-urine-take at the same time, but for me failed at both. There are plenty of good scenes, but the number of direct quotes and allusions to old movies means that it is stylistically to uneven to fully enjoy as a homage, and the jokes mostly fell flat for me.

My advice: Give this a try if you're a giallo fan, but have one of the originals ready in case the joke runs out halfway for you. Otherwise: Stay well away - this will be completely incomprehensible to you.


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